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The Newsletter of the Computer Users Group of Greeley Colorado
AUGUST  2014
Issue 27-08
We are located in Beautiful Greeley, Colorado .. just East of the Famous ROCKY MOUNTAINS AUGUST 9
Dear CUGGers,   Our regular Second-Saturday  meeting is coming up this Saturday, same time same place 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Classroom 2  Greeley Senior Activity Center, 1010 6th Street, Greeley. The West Parking lot is FREE on Saturdays
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At the June meeting of CUGG, Don Wiegel and I tag-teamed on a short presentation on how to effectively search the web for the information you need. It was the beginning portion of a two-part series. This month we will cover more advanced techniques for finding what you need. For the benefit of those who missed the June meeting, I thought I would review the recommendations we gave (as best I remember them). Short Phrases: Well-worded short phrases will usually suffice in finding what you need. Don's recommendation is to use not more than three words, while I usually aim for not more than five. You best not use articles (a, an, the), prepositions, or conjunctions, as they usually don't improve the results, and may have special meanings that you do not intend. An example would be a search for the POP3 settings required to read your Gmail messages using Thunderbird: Thunderbird POP3 Gmail settings. When searching for how-to instructions, try a short sentence fragment with a subject, verb, and object: change PowerMac wallpaper. If you are interested in the difference between two TV technologies, you may find what you need with LCD versus plasma. Long Phrases: An exception to using short phrases is when you are searching for error messages. For example, if Outlook reports, "Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid." when attempting to send email, enter at least a portion of the phrase in your search engine: Outlook send could not complete the operation. Synonyms: If you are not finding what you need, try changing the phrase, such as replacing a word with a synonym or adding additional words to narrow down the results. Web searching is an art, so it may take some practice to narrow down what you need. Contextualization: Some words such as Windows, wallpaper, mouse, and virus can have multiple meanings depending on the context. Adding specifics can help to filter out unwanted results. For example, if you need to know how to change the wallpaper of your Windows 8 computer, try searching for: change Windows 8 wallpaper. If you encountered a printing problem that is specific to using a Canon printer with Microsoft Word 2010, try something like: Word 2010 crashes when printing Canon. The more specific you are, the better. Get to Know Your Search Engine's Language: Search engines have advanced features for narrowing down your results. In the case of Google, using double quotes around a phrase narrows down the search results to those where the words are in close proximity of each other. For example when searching for information about Louisa May Alcott's novel, searching for "little women" may give better results that merely searching for women little. Google also supports conjunctions for Boolean searches. When using and, the results will be restricted to those that contain both words, such as little and women, whereas using or allows for results that contain one or the other but not necessarily both, such as little or women. A plus sign functions the same as and, for instance: little +women. A hyphen means don't include pages that contain the indicated word, as in windows -microsoft, when searching for a glazier. For more information, try searching for Engine search tips, where you substitute the name of your favorite search engine in the place of "Engine."
Eric Moore
Presenter’s Page 
0:00 TESTing of Audio Feed 1:05 Exporting email and saving attachments - Eric Moore 1:25 Email POP3 & IMAP what are they and which is better         Frank Whiteley and Don Wiegel            Q & A - Eric Moore 2:15 Installing a Solid State Drive (SSD) - Ron Mettler 2:35 What is new with Amazon - Eric Moore 3:05 Gadgets - Don Wiegel
Starting with this session .. I will RECORD the meeting in AUDIO (Stereo). I will post them to this page within 10 Days after the meeting. This is an experiment .. If you-all want this to continue Please send me an email
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APCUG Articles    Our Users Group belongs to this National association.  I will be converting their articles to  PDF and publishing them here.  An advantage        of this conversion is ... You can print it out !!!! Android Tips Demise of the Digital Camera Have you disabled Java Misery from Social Media Organizing and Backing Up
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July  Meeting
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Wednesday 3rd WEEK of this MONTH
Computer User’s 101
AUGUST 20
6pm - 7pm Digital Photography Hour 7pm - 8:30pm Your Questions & Answers
We meet Wednesday this month at 6:00 pm at the Greeley Senior Center, 1010 6th Street.
Hosted by: Don Wiegel
I will be here at 6 pm .. Bring your Cameras and Manuals and I will explain the CONTROLS and how to use them this early hour .. Anything about Photography. Location:  Senior Activity Center  (Same room as the Monthly meeting) Hosted by: Don Wiegel Don brings his Win8.1 (64) 4-Core Laptop, his iPod 64G, and his  SAMSUNG G5 Smartphone  to this event. He will answer questions on how he uses these devices, and will demonstrate, by Request, any of the “MANY” programs he has installed on his computer. MS Office 2010 .. Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 .. AudaCity 1.3 Beta .. MAGIX Music Maker 17 .. MS Auto Collage Maker .. SmartDraw VP .. ACDSee Pro 7 .. Lauyn TOWeb Xara Designer Pro 9 ... Dynamic Auto-Painter .. MAGIX PhotoStory Pinnacle Studio 14 .. Pictures to Exe .. Many Others 2 1/2 Hours of: Your Questions and My Answers This is the time & place to ask those questions that don't get asked in larger group events. The focus is the new beginner to the advanced beginner  .. We usually have a lot of fun while learning .. I will also answer most of your Questions, usually with DEMOs  (Time Permitting).
ANDROID  -  Operating System
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Donald E. Wiegel
I have decided to start a new page devoted to the Google Android products. I own a Android phone and NEXUS 10 tablet. I will outline my experiences with this system. Lets get started ....  
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by Mr. Gadget C O O L  GADGETS of the Month
Hi .. I'm the Publisher of this newsletter .. Also known as "Mr. GADGET". Each Month I go to the ENDs of the Internet to find *GADGETS* for the 20 minute presentation at the monthly meeting.  Below are this MONTHS picks .. Just “CLICK” on most of the pictures to go to the SOURCE. ..... This is a *FUN* few minutes .....
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Read COMMENTS Hotel Wi-Fi Dongle Hotel Wi-Fi Dongle Headphones 2 BlueTooth Headphones 2 BlueTooth Wireless Flash for iPhone Wireless Flash for iPhone Bird Photo Booth Bird Photo Booth Read COMMENTS Corventis PiiX monitor  Corventis PiiX monitor No Needle Required  No Needle Required HAWKEYE II  HAWKEYE II Lenticular PSA  Lenticular PSA Healthy Pillow  Healthy Pillow VIDEO in WEB Site  VIDEO in WEB Site Pillow I Use Pillow I Use Segway - The LAST MILE Segway - The LAST MILE
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Newsletter The Random Access newsletter is published monthly on CUGG's website. The content consists of original reviews, advice, viewpoints, and other material written by CUGG members. We encourage members to contribute whenever possible for the benefit of members and the public. As you can see from the Sign to the right .. The Instructions, even though technically right, can be confusing.  This groups main mission is to provide clarification. Which comes first .. The Horse .. Or the Cart ??? .
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City of Greeley
The City of Greeley is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Weld County, Colorado, United States.. Greeley is situated 50 miles North of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. It is known as the 50 mile city, as it is also:   50 miles from the capital of Wyoming (Cheyenne). The only City in the USA to be 50 miles from TWO State Capitals. •  50 miles from Estes Park in the Rocky Mountain National Forest. •  50 miles from Fort Morgan, the last of the plains cities on the prairie. The majority of the state is dominated by the mountain ranges and range lands of the Rocky Mountain West, while the Eastern most section of the state includes part of a high altitude prairie region known as the High Plains. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 87,596.  Greeley is the 12th most populous city in the State of Colorado and the most populous city of Weld County .
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